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Re: Copyright files not locatable

* Jutta Wrage <jw@witch.westfalen.de> [2006-05-18 11:44] :
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> Am 17.05.2006 um 08:58 schrieb Tushar Mathew:
> >We had downloaded a number of packages but
> >found their copyright files missing.Some of the packages that we came
> >across are listed below.
> >libpisock8 0.11.8-10
> As you are referring to Sarge packages, I looked for some random  
> copyright files missed by you. Looks like you are in error. Here an  
> example:
> dpkg -c /var/cache/apt/archives/libpisock8_0.11.8-10_powerpc.deb
> [...]
> - -rw-r--r-- root/root       464 2004-06-06 17:44:26 ./usr/share/doc/ 
> libpisock8/copyright
> [...]
> The package is installed, which results in:
> ls -al /usr/share/doc/libpisock8/copyright
> - -rw-r--r--  1 root root 464 2004-06-06 17:44 /usr/share/doc/ 
> libpisock8/copyright
> So I cannot see any problem at all, while I am not sure, what you  
> downloaded from which ressource and how you discovered that there  
> might be copyright files missing.
> BTW: This mailing list is about Debian Web pages and not about  
> package development. If you discover problems with packages, please  
> refer to the Debian bug tracking system and give some more  
> information in the bug report. The bug tracking system is linked  
> directly from the debian homepage and can be found at http:// 
> www.debian.org/Bugs/. But in this case I cannot see a bug at all.


I think that Tushar refers to the packages.debian.org website pages and
some copyright files are indeed missing: for instance, at the page
http://packages.debian.org/stable/base/bash, there is a link to
But this file does not exist (only
exists, but this is the file for the bash Debian source package).

So either there is a problem with the script which generates webpages
for packages.debian.org, or there is (or was) a problem with the script
which extracts copyright files from Debian package. Personally, I think
that this is the latter. Frank, could you have a look at this?

Maybe the second script needs to reextract copyright files from the
stable packages (I don't know enough about this script to understand if
this is easily doable).



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